Air Travel Has Safest Year Yet. Suck on it Libertarians!
Air travel safety is a prime example of how GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS IMPROVES THE LIVES OF HUMANS.
According to data from the Aviation Safety Network, an independent organization based in the Netherlands, there were 23 fatal airliner accidents in 2012, well below the average in recent years.
In terms of the total number of accidents for airliners, last year was the lowest since the end of World War II. The 23 accidents include air cargo aircraft, an airplane used to transport sky divers and a demonstration airplane from Russia. There were just 11 fatal accidents involving airliners, again the lowest number since 1945. The 10-year average for total airliner crashes is 34, and for passenger carrying aircraft, the average is 16.
That continues a downward trend we’ve seen since 1997. Last year there was roughly one fatal airliner crash for every 2.5 million flights. And there has not been a fatal passenger airliner crash in the United States since 2009 when Colgan Airlines Flight 3407 crashed near Buffalo, New York.